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  • The government plans to allow Hong Kong people living on the mainland to vote for the Legislative Council from abroad
  • Other residents living overseas say it's unfair they can't benefit from the proposed arrangement
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  • In the US, the winner of the presidential election is not determined by a national vote
  • Instead, the 50 states and the District of Columbia are given electoral votes based on their population
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  • Nearly all staff on the low-cost brand will be made redundant, including pilots and cabin crew
  • The airline received a HK$39 billion bailout in June, with HK$27.3 billion from the government to keep it afloat during the Covid-19 pandemic
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  • Why are so many of the city's institutions, such as the Star Ferry, and old buildings in the city green? Because it was cheap
  • There was an abundance of green paint left over after the second world war
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  • Each week, our readers vote for their favourite answer and the contestant with the least votes is eliminated
  • This week, they try to explain how companies like Google and Facebook gather info on users to do different things
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  • Kiwi Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern won the 2020 election by a landslide; she has been much praised for her handling of the Covid-19 pandemic this year
  • The two-island nation is famous for its rugby team, the All Blacks; its celebration of indigenous Maori culture; and its fuzzy, green, namesake fruit
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  • The six-track release follows the summer’s ‘Heng:garae’, and features lead single ‘Home;run’
  • The band’s fans, Carats, will welcome the new music but may be left wanting more
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  • We asked our readers what their least useful talents are
  • From spinning pens and pencils to wiggling their ears, here's the most useless skills they're proud of
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  • As in the 2019 Hong Kong pro-democracy demonstrations before them, protesters are learning a new kind of sign language
  • Demonstrators in Thailand hope to bring down the prime minster and curb the powers of the monarchy
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  • Tech-savvy youth in Bangkok are leading a movement motivated by inequality
  • The National Security Law has quieted mass dissent in the SAR since its introduction this sumemr
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  • Each week, two of our readers debate a hot topic in a parliamentary-style debate that doesn’t necessarily reflect their personal viewpoint. 
  • This week, they discuss whether print journalism is still necessary in 2020.
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  • As the coronavirus pandemic begins to stabilise, some activities like local tours and wedding ceremonies will be allowed to resume
  • Chief Executive Carrie Lam said there were no untraceable infections in the city over the last three days
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  • The decision came after a chaotic first round between Trump and the Democratic challenger; the president's campaign objected to the change but said he would still take part
  • This is the final match-up between the two before the election on November 3, in which 30 million Americans have already voted
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  • The Swedish environmentalist joined the list of politicians and activists calling for the release of 12 Hong Kong fugitives arrested while fleeing to Taiwan
  • The viral petition aims to put pressure on Beijing to give the arrested youth the lawyers they want and to let them contact their families
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